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All reviews pasta steak cake sea bass excelsior hotel restaurant manager main course highly recommend this restaurant sunday lunch cooked to perfection svetlana ruth malta island waterfront
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After searching the web, we decided to give this restaurant a try. First of all, I have to show my appreciation to the person who took our booking at the head office for his very cordial manners. A priori I must say that this restaurant...is very much hidden. However, we were pleased to have found it. On entering we were offered a table near the window, and we could enjoy the beautiful sea view that this restaurant has to offer. First, we ordered a Brazilian punch as our pre-meal cocktail. As a starter we chose a dish of sizzling sausages. May I say that the sausages were exquisite but, in my opinion, 2 would have been enough. My main dish consisted of slow cooked pork cheeks. The meat was very tender, very tasty and a generous portion. My friend opted for veal piccata which, basically is, grain fed veal ribeye. My friend also highlighted the fact that the meat was tender and the portion generous. We washed everything down with a very fruity 120 Chardonnay - a Chilean white wine. We ended our very pleasant experience here with sweets, espresso and a shot of liquor. However, we have to thank Ruth, our server for her efficiency, helpful service and pleasant nature. She really made us feel welcomed. The price was reasonable, and the ambience is excellent. As hinted above, the only drawback is that this restaurant is literally a hidden gem. Will definitely re-visitMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food, lovely staff, great service and excellent view. Rut was very service minded. I strongly recommend a visit.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 24, 2022 via mobile

We visited the Haywharf because it was next door to our hotel and we wanted somewhere close by on our arrival day and we weren’t disappointed. Wonderful views of the harbour, combined with some truly lovely food. There were 8 of us and we all...ordered different choices including vegetarian dishes and they were all really lovely. Good quality ingredients, knowledgable staff and well priced wine made for the perfect evening. Thank you Haywharf!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022

This restaurant is located near the Grand Hotel Excelsior. The service is prompt and food is excellent. The hostess knows the menu and was very helpful with portion sizes and advised us accordingly. We were a party of 4 and choose 2 courses.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 2, 2022 via mobile

We’re staying at the hotel next door who recommended this restaurant to us. As it was just a short walk after a long day we decided to give it a go and I’m so glad we did. The food, service and views were all outstanding,...you could tell everything was freshly prepared which isn’t always the case in Valletta. Towards the end of our meal, we were treated to fireworks across the water! Thank you Ruth for a perfect evening 😊More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 26, 2022

Well done goes to the chef although we were 18 pax and there were other patrons dining in the restaurant, all food ordered was cooked to perfection as per our request and the food was served warm and every guest ate at the same time....The food was delicious. All the staff was very professional in their tasks. Last but surely not least, thanks to Ruth, the restaurant manager, she did a great job and went the extra mile for us to ensure that everything is great.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 14, 2022

We visited the restaurant on the 4th June 2022. After dinner which was excellent an unwanted guest- a cockroach came up our table and crossed to the other side. The waiter came and killed it, with no apologies. I expected the restaurant manager to speak...to us and apologize but none of this happened. I was let down as the restaurant is known for high quality standards and in the past I was never disappointed.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022

We had a very intimate wedding in Haywharf restaurant and we we're glad of how everything went. Our kind of perfect venue for intimate wedding with beautiful view of Valleta harbour. Our guests loved the food, the ambiance and service of the restaurant. We would...like to commend Ruth, who hosted us. She was the best to work with – she was very professional and very hands on and really made extra effort to make our day special. Thank you so much Haywharf!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022

We visited the restaurant on a recommendation and were not disappointed. We really enjoyed ourselves and the food was excellent. I recommend the fritto misto, the caramelle al prosciutto and the tagliata. Even though they had a large function upstairs, the service was great and...attentive. Not to missed!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 19, 2022

Late dinner close to our hotel. Very reasonable and delicious. Sea bass and Maltese platter were excellent.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 6, 2022

visited on a recommendation food was great had the soup and maltease sausage a pasta on easter sunday. the staff did not seem friendly or out going was a good seat next to the harbor. it was a little cold think air con was on...a cold setting!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 8, 2022

Enjoyable dinner for two with a few drinks. Salmon with sauce for my wife, a full rack of ribs for me. Very nice. Worth a try.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed April 8, 2022

We had dinner there last night, or our last night in Malta and wasn’t disappointed Ruth looked after us very well

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 3, 2022 via mobile

Booked this restaurant because of its waterfront location and good reviews. However, it was very disappointing. This was mainly to do with the atmosphere. The pictures tend to indicate that it’s a more intimate and romantic sort of restaurant. Apart from the view of the...harbour their is nothing intimate or romantic about it at all. Tables are laid out very much in a canteen style with no candles. The lighting is very bright with big overhead lights over the tables. We asked them to turn the lighting down a bit, which they did, but it was still bright. General vibe was quiet and a bit souless. The food was average. Mushroom vol au vent starter was practically inedible with tough pastry that hoo couldn’t even cut with a serrated knife. Sizzling rib-eye was delivered with so much smoke coming off it that it upset other diners around us. Long wait between starter and main course. Would not return to this restaurant. I think there are probably plenty of other nice waterside restaurants with a much buzzier vibe.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 29, 2022

We chose Haywharf as it offered great menu offers and Ruth, the restaurant manager was very helpful from the start. She helped us vis a vie the preparations before the dinner and made sure that everything went well on the day. The food was delicious...with generous portions and fresh salad and vegetables. We highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion as the food is good, great atmosphere and helpful staff.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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The restaurant is not cheap. I would say at same level as most good restaurants on the island. Check if they have menu with prices on their website.
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